Martyrs, Saints and Sell-outs: The photographs of anti-apartheid photographers Benny Gool, Zubeida Vallie and Adil Bradlow.
It is no coincidence that the exhibition opened on September 6th, 2013 at the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. In 1989, this day marked the last ‘white’ election, when many lives were lost amidst widespread protest action.
Curated by Dr Siona O’Connell, this exhibition asks us to consider bodies, places, systemic violence and injuries across the centuries, and compels us to think about the present and the future of this country. The images, many of them taken on the Cape Flats, show well-known activists and politicians, such as Tony Yengeni, Trevor Manuel and Tokyo Sexwale, alongside thousands of nameless activists whose names and faces appear to have disappeared into history.
The exhibition opened again on the 1st of September 2016 at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, and will remain open until the 23rd of October 2016. See photographs from the Johannesburg 2016 exhibition opening here.